Steve was my first Tango instructor, going back 2 years now. He went through a lot of basic movements, focusing on technique rather than just a set routine. This included the basic 8 count, ochos, giros, barridas, sacadas, and various paradas and other decorations to name but a few.
I have a logical mind and Steve was able to break down the different elements, the signals and intent, of each move to help me gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the dance. It helps that he’s incredibly patient and very easy to talk to.
Since then, my dance partner has become my fiancée. (I won’t comment on whether a close tango hold may have also brought us closer together). We look forward to Steve showing us a few subtle but impressive moves we can use in our wedding dance.